By Michael McCann
Barcelona are five points clear at the top of La Liga, after a 2-1 win at Getafe completed a perfect weekend.
Nearest challengers Atleti only drew with third-placed Sevilla, whilst Real Madrid are ten points behind Barca after a 6th loss.
The Blaugrana led midway through the first-half, Lionel Messi scoring his 16th La Liga goal this season. That’s four clear of Luis Suarez, whose brilliantly volley doubled the lead.
Two minutes before the break Jaime Mata tapped in to give Getafe hope, before a feisty but goalless second-half.